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Category: water-pollution
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Only 27% water sources unpolluted, finds survey 20.11.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Study conducted by Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority
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Not a single lake tested can be used for drinking water or bathing 19.11.2017 Hindu: Home
This is the first of a two-part series that looks at the draft report presented by Environmental Management & Policy Research Institute (EMPRI). For the first time ever, almost every water body in the city has been studied rather comprehensively. And the news is not good
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Toxic Algae: Once a nuisance, now a severe nationwide threat 17.11.2017 Science | The Asian Age
Last year, Florida's governor declared a state of emergency and beaches were closed when algae blooms spread from Okeechobee to estuaries.
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Toxic Algae: Once a nuisance, now a severe nationwide threat 17.11.2017
Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat - unaware that he was being poisoned. A thick, green scum coated western Lake Erie. And Steele, a semipro angler, was sickened by it. Driving home to Port Huron, Michigan, he felt light-headed, nauseous. By the next morning, he was too dizzy to stand, his overheated body covered with painful hives. Hospital tests blamed toxic algae, a rising threat to US waters. "It attacked my immune system and shut down my body's ability to sweat," Steele said. "If I wasn't a healthy 51-year-old and had some type of medical condition, it could have killed me." He recovered, but Lake Erie hasn't. Nor have other waterways choked with algae that are sickening people, killing animals and hammering the economy. The scourge is escalating from occasional nuisance to severe, widespread hazard, overwhelming government efforts to curb a leading cause: fertilizer runoff from farms. Pungent, ...
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Maharashtra: Gastro cases in Aurangabad cantonment rise to 4000 17.11.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The situation in Aurangabad cantonment is getting worse with more than 4000 cases of gastroenteritis
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US President Donald Trump’s EPA nominee opposed by GOP senators from North Carolina 16.11.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Install rainwater harvesting system in two months, NGT tells Delhi schools, colleges 16.11.2017 Hindu: Home
The tribunal directed schools and colleges to approach a committee constituted by it.
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Delhi's smog and climate change are separate environmental crises 16.11.2017 Latest News
Rise of private diesel cars in the last two decades requires the city to de-dieselise private cars as it did to public transport a decade and a half ago
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How Delhi’s air pollution crisis may have origins in the Green Revolution 15.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Punjab's early groundwater tubewell revolution enabled (read, entrenched) double-cropping in a big way as it fought to grow rice amid a harsh paddy-wheat cycle. Here's how it all happened.
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Kailash Hospital’s new branch comes under NGT scanner 15.11.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Pay Rs 100 crore for Ulhas: Supreme Court to state 15.11.2017 Metros | The Asian Age
Maha chief secy gives an undertaking, saying cash will be released in 2 tranches.
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Water contamination: 2000 patients hit by gastrointestinal problems in Aurangabad 14.11.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: More than 2,000 cases of ‘gastrointestinal problems’ have been reported in Cantonment Municipal
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Antibiotics could be contributing to rise of non-communicable diseases 13.11.2017 Downtoearth
Several NCDs are accompanied by increased susceptibility to infections, which are treated with antibiotics
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Lack of people participation leadingto destruction of waterbodies: experts 13.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
Lack of community participation in safeguarding waterbodies had resulted in Madurai losing many tanks, besides pollution of Vaigai river, said speakers at a meeting on ‘Rain and Madurai’ held here on...
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Garbage disposal: BMC to go easy on big societies 13.11.2017 Hindu: News
Instead of severing water, power for not adhering to rules, civic body will fine them
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City in search of an idea 13.11.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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29.12 lakh people in State at risk of arsenic poisoning 12.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
29.12 lakh people in State at risk of arsenic poisoning
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How to add a breath of life to your home 11.11.2017 tribuneindia.com
Amarjeet Singh Batth Your home can be a refuge against most dangers, but it may not provide complete protection when it comes to air pollution. Some indoor plants, however, have been found to be very effective weapons in tackling this bitter reality of urban living air pollution. Here’s a look at some such “green savious”:  Asparagus densiflorus (Asparagus Fern) It is an ever green plant with long, arching stems, with short, needle-like leaflets. It is a cascading plant that makes it ideal for a hanging basket. It needs bright indirect filtered light, so it should be placed near a window in the living room.  Irrigation schedule: Moderate watering with a dry spell in between proves beneficial for this plant. Mist the leaves daily to keep the humidity levels high.  Maintenance and care: Bright light and dry soil causes dryness in the plant. Reporting and multiplication must be done in spring.  Guards against: This plant has a good capability to absorb benzene, octane and trichloroethylene.    Chlorophytum ...
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How Delhi slums can fight climate change 9.11.2017 Downtoearth
Women's roups in the national capital are making efforts to build resilience against climatic impacts
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Project to save three rivers from pollution 9.11.2017 Hindu: Kerala
The Bharathapuzha, Periyar, Pampa in bad state: Minister
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